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The ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP is a competition that challenges building owners, managers, and occupants to reduce energy and water use, and save money in just 90 days!

The BOOTCAMP is underway!

The 90-day sprint to the finish line has started, and our competitors hit the ground running. Follow along via Twitter and Facebook to watch them slim their energy and water “wastelines” by engaging employees, students, and other occupants in tackling energy waste together!

How does it work?

More than 200 organizations across the country have registered more than 800 buildings to compete in the BOOTCAMP, which will run from September 1 through November 30, 2016. During that time, competitors will work to cut energy and water waste using themed BOOTCAMP Activity Kits, each one focusing on a new energy or water-saving action in the workplace.

Participants are benchmarking energy use (required) and water use (optional) in EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Within each building type category, the building with the greatest verified weather normalized energy savings (or water savings) per square foot will take home top honors!

Important dates

  • September 1: BOOTCAMP begins!
  • November 30: BOOTCAMP ends.
  • January 15: Competitors submit energy (and water) data to EPA.
  • Early 2017: EPA announces winners.


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